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Beckham confronts fan in home return with Galaxy

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By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer

CARSON, Calif. (AP)—David Beckham confronted a fan sitting in a section where negative banners about the Los Angeles Galaxy player were displayed during Beckham’s first home game of the season Sunday night.

As Beckham left the field at halftime, he went over to the section where one of the team’s support groups holds court and appeared to shout something. The fan jumped down from the seating section and was subdued by security before being escorted off the field.

Fans in the L.A. Riot Squad section were holding up Beckham’s jersey and beating it. One of their homemade signs read, “Go home fraud” while another said, “23: Repent.”

It was all part of a rough reception for Beckham, who missed the first half of the Major League Soccer season while he was on a five-month loan to AC Milan, the team that played the Galaxy on Sunday.

The English star was booed more than cheered during introductions, and he was booed for a while the first several times he touched the ball.

Boos were mixed with cheers when Beckham assisted on the Galaxy’s game-tying goal in the 30th minute.

He will only play six more home games this season.

Earlier this year, Beckham said he wanted to remain with the Italian club rather than return to the Galaxy because he believed the level of play was much better in Europe.

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